MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Police are searching for the person responsible for a drive-by shooting that left one person in critical condition.
On March 3, officers responded to an aggravated assault call in the area of Cella Street and Park Avenue. Police found one victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition. Surveillance video shows a red vehicle going westbound on Park Avenue firing shots at the victim. It’s unclear if the victim knew the gunman.
Memphis Police say they found the victim lying on the edge of a garden that is meant to be a beacon of light in this community. “They grow vegetables, and they’re free to the neighborhood,” said a man in the community.
Residents told WREG that the victim held on to a pole, clinging to life, and he waited for help to arrive. They also said gunshots are common in the area. “It’s like a revolving door. Once a person does a serious crime, when you look around, they’re back out on the street like nothing happened,” said a neighbor.
MPD is asking the public for help identifying the suspect and the vehicle responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-2274.